Oluowo is improper Yoruba king, says Ifa priest, Elebuibon


Renowned Ifa Priest and Araba of Osogbo, Chief Ifayemi Elebuibon has hit out at Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi describing him as an ‘improper king’.

Elebuibon tore into Oba Akanbi while speaking to newsmen at a one day ‘Ifa Unity Conference’ held in Osogbo, Osun state capital at the weekend.

The revered priest said Oluwo’s conduct was unbecoming of a Yoruba monarch citing statement by the controversial king ascribing his kingship to government and not Ifa.

He said, “Each Yoruba town has a seclusion room, where an incoming king will be for a stipulated number of days. There is where he will get to learn the tradition and given proper cultural orientation but Oluwo didn’t go through the process.

“So, for him to be acting improper due to civilization is an indication that there is a big vacuum in Iwo. Maybe all kingmakers and chiefs have converted to either Islam or Christianity. He also boasts that a Governor made him a king not Ifa, so he chose to be what he wanted not a proper Yoruba king.”


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